In a recent feature on Seattle PI, Kirsten O’Brien calls to “city-slickin’ would-be ranchers, farmers and cowhands,” saying “we found your dream home.” The place? Majestic Joy Ranch, a 20-acre natural horsemanship property listed by Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty brokers Chris Doucet and Vicki Jackson. A retreat close to urban amenities, the resort-like facility boasts guest quarters, a 5-car garage, hay storage, a beaver pond, no-chemical input pastures and landscapes, natural horsemanship paddocks with a run-in shed for horses, and a round pen and trail with obstacle training.
O’Brien touches on the storied history of the estate, which was designed to rehabilitate rescue horses and pets with large open run pastures and organic vegetable and flower gardens. Now that their children have grown, the ranch’s current stewards, two prominent biotechnologists, have decided to relocate their efforts to east to Leavenworth.
The article also outlines the stunning views of the Cascade Mountains and Mount Index, the nearby “adventure in Central and Easter Washington,” and the impressive human accommodations, “characterized by soaring ceilings, and plenty of windows for natural light,” that create “a tranquil place to relax after a long day on the farm.”